Styles and Formats for Text and Media

Cascade CMS allows you to apply preformatted styles and formats to text. In each WYSIWYG editor, you will see two drop down menus: Styles and Format.

Styles and Formats menus

When you want to change the style or formatting for a piece of text, highlight this text, and select the appropriate option from the Styles or Format menu. 

Styles — Examples

This text uses the indent style. Useful to call attention to pieces of information.

This text uses the p-large style. Useful for introductory page text.

This text uses the button style.

This text uses the button text style.

To use the Button Text style with a link, type the text for the link, highlight the text and select Insert/Edit Link. In the class dropdown, select button. After you have inserted the button, highlight the button, and select button--text from the Styles dropdown.

This text uses the beige block style.

This text uses the caption style. 


You will notice there is also a Table style in the Styles dropdown. This style should not be used and instead you should use the Table Content Type to create a table. 

Align Right and Align Left

align-right and align-left are options in the style drop down that align your content left or right, respectively. These styles should be used over the traditional left and right paragraph formatting icons, because they have been optimized for use in responsive design. 

Note: If you try to add formatting or code that is not used on the Brandeis website, it will be removed when you submit your page.

Address and Preformatted options crossed out with a red lineExamples of Formats

This text uses the paragraph text format.

The Address format and Preformatted format should not be used on your website.


Headings are more than a formatting option; headings inform search engines and provide guidance for those navigating the website using assistive technology.

Search engines understand that a Heading 1 (H1) tag is likely the name of the website and the keywords included in that name should be flagged as important. That doesn't mean you should tag all text as H1 though! Those using assistive technology use headings to navigate the website, and it's important that headings are used in the correct order without skipping levels. 

Tip: Read more about Headings and Page Structure as it relates to accessibility.

This text uses the Heading 1 format.

Your site name is programmed as Heading 1. Therefore, you should not use Heading 1 in your main content area.

This text uses the Heading 2 format.

The Title field of your page is programmed as Heading 2. You will almost never use a Heading 2 in your main content area.

This text uses the Heading 3 format.

Heading 3 is usually the first heading you will use on your site in the main content area.

This text uses the Heading 4 format. 

Heading 4 should only be used below a Heading 3.

This text uses the Heading 5 format. 

Heading 5 should only be used below a Heading 4.

This text uses the Heading 6 format. 

Heading 6 should only be used below a Heading 5.